From (thanks to nokA) “Consider the accelerated pace of Vuguru’s “The Millionaire Tour,” a thriller with elements of Tom Cruise’s 2004 cab driver hostage drama “Collateral” and Kevin Spacey’s suspenseful 1995 crime mystery “The Usual Suspects.” Jones said she read the script in February. The series started shooting in May. In the feature film world, such development could take 18 months or longer.

Dominic Monaghan, who has appeared in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and on the ABC-TV series “Lost,” said he was attracted to “The Millionaire Tour” because of the quality of the script as well as the opportunity to be in the vanguard of the changing media landscape. “Right now, there is a slight novelty value … to making a movie that is specifically made for an online release,” Monaghan said. “But I think in the next five to 10 years, everyone will be doing it and this film will be recognized as one of the forerunners. And that’s important to me.”